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Skip Orza II, Chairman
Skip Orza, a 24 year resident of Bernardsville, has been the Chairman of the Bernardsville Republican Municipal Committee since 2006, as well as the Representative of District 1 and a member of the Somerset County Republican Committee. He has had many leadership roles serving the community, including serving as a member of the Bernardsville Library Board of Trustees, served as a member of the Open Space and Recreation Committee, and on the Board of Directors of the Somerset Hills YMCA. He also has coached Somerset Hills Little League and was a Youth Basketball coach for Bernardsville recreation. Skips had a 40 year career in the insurance and liability business with companies such as State Auto Financial Corp, RLI Insurance Company and Chubb Corp. He has a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia. He and his wife, Holly, have two sons in college.
Married to Fran and proud parents of three children and six grandchildren, a 42 year resident of Bernardsville, graduate of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, employed by Consolidated Edison Company for 36 years in the Electrical Engineering Dept., U.S. Army Reserve Veteran, communicant of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Life and 4th degree member of Knights of Columbus, Boy Scouts of America volunteer and Scout Leader.
Dot Paluck has been an active member of the Bernardsville community for over 40 years. She served on the Borough Council from 1994 to 1999, where held a number of leadership roles including as Council President as well as on the Public Works Committee and the Personnel Committee. She also has been actively involved in other committees and boards, including the Borough Planning Board, Library Board, the Office of Emergency Management and the Somerset County Parks Commission. An avid golfer, Dot has been a member of numerous NJ golf clubs and has served in leadership roles for the Women’s Metropolitan Golf Association, the Garden State Women’s Golf Association, the NJSGA and the USGA. Dot has an M.A. in Education from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a B.A. in History, English and Education from Michigan State University. She and her husband Thomas have a son and two grandchildren.
Diane graduated from Fairleigh Dickenson University in Madison, NJ with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She has a background in management, marketing and administration. Diane and her husband Bob have been Bernardsville residents for 27 years. They have 2 grown sons who attended Somerset Hills Schools, where Diane volunteered in various capacitates for numerous fundraising and student activity committees. Diane is a big supporter of President Trump!
Karen Gardner, Vice Chairman
Karen, a 41 year resident of District 6 in Bernardsville, is the Vice-chairwoman and Treasurer of the BRMC. She serves on the Bernardsville Planning Board and served on the Open Space and Recreation Advisory Committee. She was also the Republican Candidate for Borough Council in 2017. Karen is a hard-working entrepreneur as founder of The Gardner Group, an international convention, event planning, and consulting company. She was also a teacher in the Chester and Washington Township school district and graduated with honors from Kutztown University with a B.S. in Art Education.
Bob, a 41 year resident of Bernardsville, has extensive experience in corporate management, technology, finance and investing. He is an entrepreneur and founder of numerous technology companies, including The Bedminster Group, a management and finance consulting firm. He has both an MBA and a B.S. from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and is a veteran of the US Army reserve and National Guard.